SPARTA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sparta woman is facing several charges after she allegedly made a false hit-and-run report in Sparta Township, according to Sparta Township Police Lieutenant John T. Lamon.
Jaime Lewis, 21, was charged with making a false report to law enforcement, careless driving, and failing to maintain lane.
Officers responded on Aug. 13 at around 11:40 p.m. to Main Street near the Sparta Middle School for a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident, Lamon said.
When officers arrived, the driver, who was identified as Lewis, allegedly stated that an unknown tan colored sedan struck her black Ford SUV on the passenger side and continued travelling north on Main Street towards Ogdensburg, Lamon said.
After taking the report, the officer surveyed the scene and could not locate any vehicle debris in the area where Lewis said the accident occurred, Lamon said.
While checking the opposite side of the road, the officer discovered tire marks that went off of the roadway and into a telephone pole. There were vehicle parts that were consistent with Lewis’s vehicle striking the pole, Lamon said.
Lewis was contacted and asked to come to police headquarters. Once at the station, she was read her Miranda Rights and asked if she wanted to talk about what really occurred. She allegedly stated that there was no other vehicle involved in the accident and that she veered off the road and struck the telephone pole, Lamon said.
Lewis was charged and release pending a court appearance.